As a catalyst for business and job creation, SCORE helps strengthen our local economy. 

Small businesses need money and mentoring to be successful. No organization is more effective at mentoring than SCORE. We have four convenient mentoring locations to help you start or grow your small business.

SCORE Western Connecticut Meeting Guidelines

We offer free confidential business mentoring. Meet in person or virtually via video, email, or phone. In-person sessions are by appointment only. SCORE Western Connecticut volunteers can meet in person with clients as long as current local safety protocols are followed.

To request a mentor click here or email westernconnecticutscore@scorevolunteer.org

For the Life of Your Business

SCORE Western Connecticut is a group of experienced business professionals who provide guidance to those desiring to start up a new small business or to assist existing small businesses in improving their profitability.

Our volunteers are successful real-world business professionals who volunteer thousands of hours to help existing and startup businesses succeed. Our volunteers are experts with experience in areas such as; accounting, finance, human resources, consulting, import/export, law, operations, production, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, sales, marketing, management, business plan preparation, strategic planning, and many other business disciplines.

Our Western Connecticut Chapter has six branches to serve your needs. Each branch offers the same free and confidential counseling for small businesses and start-ups.

When you register for a meeting, Initially, you will meet with two or three counselors for one hour. Subsequent counseling sessions can be with those counselors or, if you have specific needs, other counselors can be called upon. Subsequent counseling sessions can also be conducted outside the normal hours, pending counselor availability.

We provide:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across many industries
  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email, or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)